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Category: Management and Operations
This New Hire Checklist from Williamsburg Farmers Market offers a structure for the process of hiring for a new market position.
This job description for the Williamsburg FM in Virginia offers a sample for hiring.
A legacy binder is a set of resources and materials created in the process of succession planning that can be passed to a replacement staff person or volunteer to facilitate a smoother transition.
OnlineFarmMarkets.com provides point of sales, inventory management, preorder options, and much much more for farm market vendors, making life easier for the market, the vendors, and the customers.
Growing Hope has managed multiple farmers markets in Michigan, and created this operations handbook as a tangible guide to roles, responsibilities, and steps needed to operate food assistance programs before, during, and after a market season. While specifics will vary with different markets, this can serve as an example of how to document the operationalizing of nutrition incentive and other food assistance programs at markets.
Michigan Farmers Market Association created two-pages of helpful farmers market and SNAP-related phrases (some Michigan-specific) translated into Arabic and Spanish.
This document is designed for anyone who has ever asked, “How can I help make the food system more just?” The following food sovereignty action steps were compiled by the Soul Fire Farm community and Northeast Farmers of Color alliance It is divided into seven sections #1 Policy Platform, #2 Individual Actions, #3 Reparations, #4 Alliance Building, #5 Internal Organizational Transformation, #6 Grantmaking and Funding, and #7 Self-Reflection and Education.
Chapter 6: Happy Vendors, Happy Managers from the Washington State Farmers Market Management Toolkit provides excellent background reading for considering ways communication and culture intersect at the market, including with immigrant vendors.
When designed effectively, supported by knowledge and an
understanding of the food-environment concept, government
policy and fiscal measures can positively influence what food
is available to consumers and lead to healthier dietary choices.
The food-environment concept, for example, has been crucial
to understanding and tackling food insecurity and food apartheid, as
described in this chapter.
Oregon Farmers Market Association recently released results from its 2020 census of farmers markets in a webinar titled “What Happened at Oregon Farmers Markets in 2020.” This presentation holds interesting stats about sales, attendance, and vendor level trends. It also dives into subjects like how Oregon farmers markets responded to COVID-19, widespread wildfires, and calls for racial justice in their communities during 2020.
Click the image below to watch a recording of the webinar.